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Alice and Patrick Grainger Gasser

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Very rudimentary Urdu
People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Alice and Patrick Grainger Gasser

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Very rudimentary Urdu
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Calendar last updated:
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LAKESIDE HOME IN THE ALPS

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Lungern - Lakeside home in the alps

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

--We rent by the week (7 nights) from Saturday to Saturday--

Comfortable, spacious home directly on a beautiful, small lake mid-way between Interlaken and Lucerne. Located in Lungern, a quiet, down-home farming village. Individually owned by family with kids, comfortable for large family or two to three couples. Direct access to lake for swimming; walking distance to shops, restaurants, cable car to small ski-station, waterfall, tennis courts, mini-golf, unique indoor firing range, hiking trails, beach. Small motor boat rental optional with house; nearby rental of bikes, wind-surfers, paddle boats. Located in the center of Switzerland, perfect for day-trips around the country; accessible by train (15 minute walk from station).

All three bedrooms are upstairs. Master bedroom with own bathroom, skylight, door to balcony, twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated. Children's bedroom sleeps three in bunk bed and single (with another single that can be pulled out for 4th child). Access to balcony. Guest bedroom has twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated.

Notes: Owner likes to cook so kitchen is ready to cook for a crowd: dishwasher, glass-ceramic stove, full-size refrigerator, oven with convection oven, plenty of plates and pots and pans including equipment for making raclette, fondue, wok-cooking, etc. Kitchen gives onto covered patio with picnic table and gas grill for easy outdoor cooking/eating. Playroom in basement with toys, games, computer with Internet access, flat-screen TV and DVD player with eclectic collection DVDs. Big and varied library for adults and kids, mostly English but also French and German. Screens on at least one window per room (very rare in Europe!) keep out flies and mosquitoes, and house stays cool even in summer if shades are closed to keep sun out. House is insulated well and floor heat and fireplace keep downstairs toasty warm; upstairs also warm, heated by radiators. Good-sized yard, fenced in for kids.

Lungern is a Charming, peaceful village in the alps between two of the country's most popular touristic regions: Central Switzerland and the Berner Oberland. Easy access by train or car to Lucerne and Interlaken and the lake and mountain areas around them, or stay at home to bike and hike on local trails, and swim and fish in the crystal-clear lake of Lungern. See glaciers and high peaks in scenic excursions to Susten, Grimsel and Furqua passes, the Jungfrau, Grindelwald, Rosenlaui. Half hour drive to Ballenberg outdoor museum, or music festival in Lucerne. Walk to cablecar for winter skiing or summer hiking and paragliding at Schoenbuel Panoramawelt or drive 20 minutes to larger resort at Meiringen-Hasliberg. Village has a low-key, authentic atmosphere: not all shopkeepers speak English, no signs in Japanese or Arabic, no crowds and the local cultural festivals, from St. Niklaus to traditional wrestling to cow auctions are still celebrated by the townspeople, not just staged for tourists.

PS: Finally please note that Lungern lake is a natural lake but the water is used to produce hydro electricity during wintertime Therefore the waterlevel of the lake is low from January through May. The lake fills up again in spring with the snow melting away.

The house is on the shallow end during the winter months.

Keywords: house, garden, calme, friendly, lake, village, remote, famely, garden, hiking

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alice and Patrick Grainger Gasser (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Very rudimentary Urdu
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2014

About Alice and Patrick Grainger Gasser

We are a swiss/american family with 2 children that you can see on the picture. However they have grown up and are hardly children anymore.

Alice and Patrick Grainger Gasser purchased this house in 1993

Why Alice and Patrick Grainger Gasser chose Lungern

This is my home town, the house was built buy my father and we have owned it ever since. It is a way for me to keep my roots even without living where i grew up.

What makes this house unique

Direct lake acces, and beautiful scenery , central location to visit switzerland.

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
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Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

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Lakeside Home in the Alps
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Lakeside Home in the Alps
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Lungern Obwalden
5

A beautiful property in a beautiful location

  • 5 out of 5
Beautiful property, beautiful location and lovely owners. The house was immaculate and comfortably furnished. The owners were very helpful, and a highlight was the boat ride they gave us on the lake - steps from their home. It is close enough to Lucerne and other attractions to make it very convenient. I would highly recommend this property.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakeside Home in the Alps
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p253551
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Lungern Obwalden
5

Five stars

  • 5 out of 5
This house on the waterfront in Lungern is in a class of itself, way above other vacation homes that we have rented. The location and the view from the house is perfect. You are free from mass tourism yet enjoying the comforts of modern Switzerland. Lake Lungern is an unspoiled jewel, short distance from Interlaken in one direction and Lucerne in the other. You sit in the garden reading a book and then walk a few meters down to the clean lake for a swim surrounded by mountains. The house is more than a vacation home with all conceivable comforts, it has the characteristics of the private home of sophisticated and elegant people, which is reflected both in the furniture, the books, and above all in the pictures that decorate the walls. We particularly appreciated the strong internet connection and the availability of comfortable writing desks, which usually are lacking in vacation homes. We spent three weeks in the house in August and September 2014 without a car, which was not needed. The owners, the kind and reliable Gasser family, were always ready to help us, especially when we arrived and departed.

Uta and Thrainn
  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Uta and Thrainn,

It was a real pleasure to have you as guests in our home. I enjoyed our discussion on the train ride from Lucerne to Lungern. My mother Alice is the one responsible for the book collection and the artwork is mostly created by family and friends.

Thank you for staying with us and welcome back any time !

Joseph and Gasser Family
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Lakeside Home in the Alps
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Lungern Obwalden
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
5

Stunning!!!!!

  • 5 out of 5
Each time I come here, I feel that I have come home.

The house is equipped with everything a body could want, from a scale in the kitchen drawer ( and everything else you need to cook, including spices and herbs) to American washcloths in the bathrooms to interesting and original art and photographs,some done by the owner. Americans especially will appreciate the screened windows (at least one on each side of the house on each floor).

For the first time ever, we used the fireplace, a marvel that heats the whole first floor using only one log at a time.

Everything about this house is wonderful, but the best part of all is looking out of it--from the kitchen you see and hear a waterfall, and from the living and dining room you see the lake, the village across it, and the Alpine meadows and mountains above . It is mesmerizing and tranquil from dawn to dusk. When I am about to have a root canal or some otherwise unpleasant experience, this is the "happy place" I go to in my mind.

Thank you, Patrick and Alice, for sharing this paradise with us once again!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lungern Obwalden
5

The Perfect House in the Alps

  • 5 out of 5
The house is perfect in terms of location, scenery, equipment and friendly owners. My friends and I stayed for a week and even though the weather was not as good as expected we had wonderful time staying even indoors because the place is really cozy and perfectly equipped. Lungern is typical Swiss village in the Alps where you can feel the spirit of the local people and their everyday life. At the same time you are only 30 min away from Interlaken and less than an hour away from Luzern.
The house is even more beautiful than the photos. You will find everything you need in it. The kitchen is perfectly equipped and there is a grill place in the garden. The view of the lake from one of the bedrooms and the living room is breathtaking. There is a fire place which made the house even cozier.
The owners are very nice and the communication was perfect.
I highly recommend it, it really felt like home which made it very special.
  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We love to share our hide away in the Swiss Alps and are delighed to read that you enjoyed your stay.
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Lakeside Home in the Alps
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p253551
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Lungern Obwalden
5

This place is perfect!

  • 5 out of 5
This property is equipped with every amenity, in addition to an idyllic location lakeside. There is a modern, well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, plenty of bathrooms, a variety of books to read and movies to watch. This is a home where you can stay indoors for a week and be well entertained, or you can spend the week out in the yard or walking and hiking around the lake and up the surrounding mountains. The train station is a 15 min walk from the house, allowing you public transportation for your daily outings. There are even adapter plugs for every type of electrical plug. Everything about this home and this town conveys hospitality; it would be a wonderful vacation spot in every season of the year.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lakeside Home in the Alps
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Lungern Obwalden
5

A Dream House in a Dream Village

  • 5 out of 5
This home in a delightful, picture postcard village was just perfect for us. The house was lovelier than the pictures, spotless, and with every amenity imaginable. We have stayed in VRBO rentals before and this was our best experience to date. The owners were busineslike, efficient, and friendly. Upon arrival, we were welcomed by Isabel, who showed us how to operate the many modern appliances, answered our questions, and provided suggestions about the Lungern area. She also brought bread, wine and cheese which we enjoyed. Imagine looking out one window and seeing water cascading off the side of a mountain, and looking out another to see a lake, cathedral and village--all within walking distance. We made this spot our home base for a week of travels in Switzerland. Due to Lungern's central location, we were able to enjoy both beautiful cities and awesome nature on easy day trips. If we have an opportunity to return to Switzerland, here is where we will want to stay.
  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. Lungern is a greate gateway to visit the Lucerne area and the Bernese Oberland.
Thank you also for taking good care of the house. Welcome back any time!

Location

Car: not necessary

Charming, peaceful village in the alps between two of the country's most popular touristic regions: Central Switzerland and the Berner Oberland. Easy access by train or car to Lucerne and Interlaken and the lake and mountain areas around them, or stay at home to bike and hike on local trails, and swim and fish in the crystal-clear lake of Lungern. See glaciers and high peaks in scenic excursions to Susten, Grimsel and Furqua passes, the Jungfrau, Grindelwald, Rosenlaui. Half hour drive to Ballenberg outdoor museum, or music festival in Lucerne. Drive 20 minutes to larger resort at Meiringen-Hasliberg. Village has a low-key, authentic atmosphere: not all shopkeepers speak English, no signs in Japanese or Arabic, no crowds and the local cultural festivals, from St. Niklaus to traditional wrestling to cow auctions are still celebrated by the townspeople, not just staged for tourists.

Other Activities: shooting

Ski: The house is a 5 minute walk away from the local ski station, lungern schön Buel. But a 25 minute drive from the much larger Hasliberg ski resorte.

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Rates & Availability

From €179 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday house in Lungern, Obwalden

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Holiday
13 Dec 2014 - 9 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,140
for 4 nights
€1,890
 
 
Low-season
10 Jan 2015 - 30 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
€854
for 4 nights
€1,390
 
 
Mid-season
31 Jan 2015 - 22 May 2015
4 night minimum stay
€969
for 4 nights
€1,590
 
 
High-season
23 May 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,140
for 4 nights
€1,890
 
 
Mid-season
5 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
€969
for 4 nights
€1,590
 
 
Low-season
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
€854
for 4 nights
€1,390
 
 
Holiday
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
4 night minimum stay
€1,140
for 4 nights
€1,890
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€854
for 4 nights
€1,390
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning €140
Notes Cheque in (14h00) and out (09h00) is Saturday.
Rates are ALL inclusive appart from , cleaning fee and tourist tax (140).
Are included: Unlimited high speed Wireless internet,
Optional boat rental: 100 EUR/ week

We grant a discount for stays longer than 2 weeks

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lungern in Obwalden

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • main - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , in master bedroom
    downstairs - Toilet , near entrance
    Shared - Toilet , Bath with Shower , upstairs next to bedrooms
  • Both upstairs baths have double sinks, good water power.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • main - 2 Single Bed , 2 twin singles together
    children - 4 Single Bed , 1 bunkbed, 2 twin
    guest - 2 Single Bed , 2 twin singles together
  • All three bedrooms are upstairs. Master bedroom with own bathroom, skylight, door to balcony, twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated. Children's bedroom sleeps three in bunk bed and single (with another single that can be pulled out for 4th child). Access to balcony. Guest bedroom has twin beds fit together to make large queen-sized bed, but can be separated.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Owner likes to cook so kitchen is ready to cook for a crowd: dishwasher, glass-ceramic stove, full-size refrigerator, oven with convection oven, plenty of plates and pots and pans including equipment for making raclette, fondue, wok-cooking, etc. Kitchen gives onto covered patio with picnic table and gas grill for easy outdoor cooking/eating. Playroom in basement with toys, games, computer with Internet access, flat-screen TV and DVD player with eclectic collection DVDs. Big and varied library for adults and kids, mostly English but also French and German. Screens on at least one window per room (very rare in Europe!) keep out flies and mosquitoes, and house stays cool even in summer if shades are closed to keep sun out. House is insulated well and floor heat and fireplace keep downstairs toasty warm; upstairs also warm, heated by radiators. Good-sized yard, fenced in for kids.
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